closed head injury


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closed head in·ju·ry

a head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.

closed head injury

n.
A head injury in which the scalp and mucous membranes remain unbroken.

closed head in·jur·y

(CHI) (klōzd hed in'jŭr-ē)
A head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.
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Event related potentials from closed head injury patients in an auditory "oddball" task: evidence of dysfunction in stimulus categorisation.
One patient had persistent CSF leak following closed head injury after a road traffic accident.
Neurobehavioural consequences of closed head injury in older adults J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.
Severe closed head injury may damage the white matter tracts that form the optic radiations, although this type of injury can be difficult to identify by clinical examination alone.
The diagnostic pathology groups with the highest rates of silent aspiration were brain cancer, brainstem stroke, head-neck cancer, pneumonia, dementia/Alzheimer, chronic obstructive lung disease, seizures, myocardial infarcts, neurodegenerative pathologies, right hemisphere stroke, closed head injury, and left hemisphere stroke.
Impairment in closed head injury is most commonly associated with damage to the frontal and temporal lobe, as these brain areas are most sensitive to closed head injuries.
38) If an unconscious child with a closed head injury has no expanding intracranial hematoma at presentation (or autopsy) and the cisterns are open with normal ventricles, then there would be no reason to have had a lucid interval.
He had numerous injuries including an open femur fracture, blasts to his chest and arms, multiple facial fractures with gaping lacerations, a missing eye, and a closed head injury.
Zinc supplementation is associated with improved neurologic recovery rate and visceral protein levels of patients with severe closed head injury.
6) Due to alcohol intoxication, a patient may appear to have sustained a closed head injury and, therefore, be classified with higher injury severity.
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